I have experience in several approaches to child psychotherapy: analytic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral. My current practice is based on analytical thinking combined with elements of other non-directive approaches, to follow the spontaneous activity of the child. I am seeking the resolution to the problems reported by parents through observation and meaningful participation in child’s activity, which for a child is a natural way of communication with the world. Such a spontaneous activity is a manifestation of the whole psychic and emotional life of the child, both in its positive and disturbing and problematic aspects.
In my work with children I am making use of toys, drawings, and other playful aids, Sandplay Therapy, and — last but not least — verbal dialogue, according to child’s age and to the level of his or her psychological development.
I have an experience in work with children of different ages (from infants to the school children) and with different levels of psychological and developmental problems. The process of psychotherapy takes place with different intensity, according to the individual needs. Because of the specificity of the therapeutic contact with a child, it is mostly based on a frequency of 2 to 4 sessions per week.
My experience with children includes as follows:
- Emotional problems (such as anxiety or aggresion)
- Problems with adaptation
- Problems connected to family problems
- Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders (so-called autistic spectrum)
Therapeutic contract with family is preceded by the consultation sessions. Typically, the first meeting is with the while family. It allows to observe the family dynamics and simultaneous conversation with parents about the reasons for the visit.